As a life-long learner, I am always looking for exciting ways to engage my students and develop a passion for learning in them. I have taught every elementary grade level during my 20+ years of teaching, but enjoy teaching 3rd grade the most because I believe these students are able to take initiative and use their own interests and individual learning styles to enhance their learning experiences. I am celebrating my sixth year at Hulstrom, but my original roots are Coyote Ridge in Broomfield. Before arriving in Colorado, I taught and raised my chiIdren in Iowa, loving their high standards of education! I am a mother of five uniquely talented adults, who all have loved school because one special teacher brought out the best in them and believed they were amazing! It is my goal as a teacher to inspire, encourage, and challenge each of my students to be AMAZING in their own, unique way!